Saturday, April 28, 2012

Using a breadmaker to make real bread

I bought a breadmaker a while ago and I have been testing its ability. Using the normal recipes from the book allows one to make reasonable bread but not outstanding. I found that one can fool the breadmaker though as follows. Take 4 oz good stone ground whole wheat flour and mix with one teaspoon of yeast and some water to form a thick paste. Put into the fridge over night without allowing it to rise. The next day take it out for 1-2 hours and then set the breadmaker to 1kg, but use the ingredients for 750gms but add 1/2 cup extra flour and the mix. Run the breadmaker on wholewheat setting and you will be amazed by how much better the bread is, and also it will rise to about the size of a 1kg loaf. The secret is in letting the yeast steal its sugar from the whole wheat flour overnight slowly so that the nuttiness can grow. Using sugar in bread making allows the yeast to ignore the natural sugar in the flour.

1 comment:

HeatherS6709 said...

Great post, home made bread is superb and everytime I serve it warm my family tend to eat more of it than any bread.